Member, Cover Crops Working Group
Kent Klemme, President of Hagie Manufacturing, is responsible for all aspects of the joint venture between John Deere and Hagie Manufacturing including the operations, product development, and the transition from Hagie’s factory-direct sales and service model to integrating Hagie’s high-clearance front boom sprayers into the John Deere global distribution channel. Prior to this, Kent was the Manager of Program Management for the John Deere Seeding and Tillage product lines and related strategic innovation projects. Kent was also the Design Engineering Manager for John Deere Application Equipment for several years. In addition, he was the Manager of Product Verification and Validation, Manager of Program Management, and Manager of Engineering for the European Sprayer Division. Prior to joining John Deere Kent worked for Ag-Chem Equipment for several years in various product engineering and manufacturing roles. Kent received his B.S. and M.S. in Agricultural Engineering from South Dakota State University. Kent also holds an Executive MBA from the University of Chicago.